You know, I woke up this morning and while it wasn’t my very first thought, one of the first few was: “I need to write a blog post today.”
But about what?
I have a few planned for later this month/going into next, but today, I am a blank canvas who can’t stop thinking about one thing. The inauguration where we will officially allow an individual I don’t believe fits any of the requirements to lead a nation, into an office of power and influence.
Even though this is one of the most pressing weights on my mind right now, I don’t know what to say. This may be in part because I’m still sick, (
ugh will it never end?) but I also don’t think I have the vocabulary to express the deep pain, fear, sadness, and horror I feel as the time draws closer.
I’ve (obviously) been able to pull myself out of the near-catatonic state I was in the days following the election, but it’s always close to the surface and I didn’t have the right words for what I felt then either. Language, while very freeing and an amazing way to open yourself up to others, express ideas, and explore new concepts, is also incredibly stifling when it comes to feelings because despite the hundreds of thousands of words in the English language, there still isn’t a right one for the way I feel right now, or the way I’ll feel on Friday, or the way I felt two months ago.
And I don’t want to presume, but I have a feeling there are a lot of people who feel the same way. So to you, the others who are feeling something but may not have words for it, or that feeling may be too strong and powerful for words: I love you and we can get through this.
J.K. Rowling gets a lot of hate, (some of it justified and some if it not) but this will always be one of my favorite quotes from her and so today I will leave it with you:
“But you know, happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Love and blessings to you all,